Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Holidays Are Almost Upon Us!

Hope you all enjoyed your week long Thanksgiving break! We’re headed into an exciting two weeks and two days ahead so be on the lookout for some important activities and happenings in fifth grade.

Don’t forget to check with your child about when they have a 4-H project due. Our next meeting is January 27th. We’ve had some wonderful projects turned in so far so make sure to keep up the good work :-)

Congratulations to our Rotary Club 4-Way Writing Test Winners!
1st – Malia Bryan
2nd – Jocelyn Castro
3rd – Anyrhi McCray

They will be honored at a luncheon on December 3rd. We are proud of all the hard work that went into all of the essays turned in!

Important Dates:
December 5th – McDonald’s Spirit Night
December 6th – Preview for Reindeer Lane
December 7th – Pancakes with Santa – 9:00 to 11:00
December 9th to 13th – Reindeer Lane!
December 12th – K/1st PTO Performance/Art Show/Music Enrichment Group Performs
December 17th – Last Day for Students

December 18th to January 7th – Winter Break/No School for Students

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Most Busiest Time of the Year!

We can hardly believe it is already November! Fifth graders have had LOTS of exciting things happen in the last few weeks. We had an amazing trip to Aqualand Marina where we learned about repairium barriers, water filtration systems, and lake wildlife. We spent our time learning both on a boat looking for phytoplankton and on land learning all about our lake and all the valuable resources it has!

Fifth graders also turned in some AWESOME volcano projects! Mrs. Baldwin is so proud of each one. It was amazing to see how much knowledge these students showed during their presentations and it’s always fun to see these volcanoes erupt!

On November 11th, our school honored Veterans Day through presentations performed by our fifth graders! Our students showed a video, performed a play, and led an activity for all the grade levels in our school.

Check back soon for updates on the exciting things we are doing in fifth grade!

Important Upcoming Dates:
November 18th – 4-H
November 19th – Skate Country Night
November 21st – Stevie B’s Night
November 25th through November 30th – Thanksgiving Break

Friday, October 4, 2013

We are Scientists and Historians!

In science, students have been learning what it takes to be a scientist. We had a test over the characteristics of science and how to think like a scientists. Now, we are moving on to Earth Science. We have been discussing how the Earth's surface is built up and destroyed. Our volcano project is coming up, so I hope students have been preparing at home. The due dates are: Nov 6th for girls, and Nov. 7th for boys. We can't wait to see what they come up with!

In social Studies, we learned about what a historian was and how we are students of history, just like historians! We had a great first unit on economics where we learned all about how our economy works as well as what role we play in the economy. Students are working hard for their money for our classroom economy! On Friday, we successfully had our first classroom auction! Thank you to all who donated items to our class auction. Now were are learning all about the Civil War but will quickly be moving into Reconstruction and Life at the Turn of the Century. A project sheet will be coming home this week so make sure to check it out! 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

September Happenings

Fifth grade is off to a great start! We’ve learned so much – from order of operations, to how to make an inference, to the basics of economics, all the way to characteristics of science.  As we continue to move through the year, please make sure you’re checking your child’s agenda each night for homework as well as their Monday folder for important updates from the school. Don’t forget to practice those math facts every night! They will come in handy when we begin our next unit on decimals and move into fractions! 

Important Events:
October 1st  - Curriculum Night: 6 pm to 8 pm 
October 9th – Picture Day!
October 14th and 15th – No School for Students
October 21st – Report Cards Go Home
October 29th – Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Don’t forget to be working on your 4-H project! Our next meeting will be October 28th! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Welcome Back!

Open house was such a success! So many excited students who are just as excited as we are to begin the new school year.

Here are a few updates for the upcoming school year:

Lunch Prices
Breakfast - $1.00
Visitors Breakfast - $2.25
Reduced Breakfast - $0.30
Lunch - $1.60
Visitors Lunch - $3.25
Reduced Lunch - $0.40
Fill out your lunch application here http://schoolmeals.hallco.org

We are pleased to announce that the Hall County Board of Education is implementing a new process that will help improve the level of security and safety in our schools. The Raptor Visitor Management System will be in use at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. This system will require that visitors provide the driver’s license or other government issued photo identification card to school staff. Then in a process that will take less than 90 seconds, the identification will be scanned and checked against the national sex offender database. After a visitor is cleared, the only personal information that is stored is the individual’s name, photograph, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of the driver’s license number. Once your identification has been scanned, you will not need to present it to the school again for 5 years. However, each time they enter the school, the Raptor system will again check them against the offender registry.
The Raptor Visitor Management System is a precautionary measure. Any visitors without proper driver’s license or government identification will not be allowed to enter a Hall County School after September 5, 2013. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and help with this program.

Important upcoming dates:
August 12 First Day of School
August 27 Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night : 5-8
September 2 No School : Holiday for Students
September 5 McDonald’s Spirit Night
September 19 Stevie B’s Spirit Night
September 24 Skate Country Spirit Night

Friday, August 2, 2013

Welcome to Sugar Hill Elementary Fifth Grade!

We would like to welcome our students and parents to fifth grade.  Fifth grade is a special year, because students will be able to participate in exciting programs that only fifth graders are involved in. 
We hope that you are as excited about this year as we are, and we are looking forward to having you our classes. We hope to see you at Open House on August 8th, 2013 from 3pm. – 6 pm. 

We hope that your child has a rewarding and full-filling educational experience in fifth grade here at Sugar Hill Elementary.  The year is going to be exciting and we are looking forward to spending it with you and your child.

Please check out our blog often for updates!

Fifth Grade Teachers,
Stacey Hicks
Crystal Kell
Pam Davis
April Baldwin
Lindsey Smith